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Intelligence Analysis

Brunel University London

9 months
8115 GBP/year
4610 GBP/year
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The Intelligence Analysis course at Brunel University London offers you a unique opportunity for practical, policy oriented graduate study of intelligence issues across the private and public sectors around the world.


The Intelligence Analysis course at Brunel University London is taught over nine months through a range of online resources that include journals, e-books, specialised tools in intelligence analyst and other materials such as government declassified documents.

You will connect to the a team of supportive academic staff through online tutorials during their office hours and take part in a week long residential course on campus consisting of workshops, presentations and exercises.

Highly committed and enthusiastic tutors combine broad-ranging expertise in areas such as cryptography, computer networking, imagery, intelligence analysis, economics and law, with the knowledge, skills and understanding to develop your academic and professional potential.

You will be taught by one of the UK’s most innovative scholars in intelligence and security studies: an expert on covert action and military intelligence doctrine, a specialist in structured analytic techniques and a former senior military imagery analyst.

Careers and your future

Within the UK, students with no service experience have gone on to work for the British Security Service, the Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Centres, the Serious Organised Crime Agency, and other departments of government. Many students have noted to us that the innovative studies they undertook on our programme were important topics of discussion in their interviews. Those already in Government employment have successfully used their degrees to leverage promotion or commissioning.

Students who have sought work in the private sector have likewise had success. Former BCISS students have gone to work for large banks conducting market analysis, to large oil-industry firms, to large consultancies such as McKinsey & Co, to specialist private analysis firms such as Olton. Indeed, Olton have had such success with our graduates that they have offered to fund a prize for the BCISS student who writes the best dissertation, annually.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Intelligence Analysis Foundations Methods and Applications
  • Contemporary Threats and Analytical Methodology

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, with an understanding of the realities of academic intelligence and security study and the frameworks within which intelligence and security operations work.
  • Applicants with other qualifications or with relevant work-related experience, will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Applicants will be interviewed.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8115 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8115 GBP per year during 9 months.
  • National

    4610 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4610 GBP per year during 9 months.
    • EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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